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List of famous abstract expressionism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the abstract expressionism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. You might also be interested in famous post-impressionist artists and famous rococo artists. These notable abstract expressionism period artists are organized by popularity, so the best artists are at the top of the list. If you think the best abstract expressionism artist isn't as high as they should be then be sure to give them an upvote.

List ranges from Jackson Pollock to Jasper Johns, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous abstract expressionism artists?" and "Who are the best abstract expressionism artists?"

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Jackson Pollock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Abstract Expressionist Artists
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Jackson Pollock


Paul Jackson Pollock, known as Jackson Pollock, was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety, a major artist of his ...more

Artworks: No. 5, 1948, Untitled, Bird, Stenographic Figure, + more

Birthplace: Cody, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: Abstract expressionism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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Mark Rothko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Abstract Expressionist Artists
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Mark Rothko


Mark Rothko was an American painter of Russian Jewish descent. He is generally identified as an Abstract Expressionist. With Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, he is one of the most famous postwar American artists. ...more

Artworks: Green and Maroon, Ochre and Red on Red, Orange and Red on Red, Green and Tangerine on Red, No. 10, + more

Birthplace: Daugavpils, Latvia

Associated periods or movements: Color Field, Abstract expressionism

Nationality: United States of America, Russian Empire

Art Forms: Painting

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Jacques Rosas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Abstract Expressionist Artists
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Living Abstract Expressionist and founder of legendary Shop Studios

Artworks: Street Art, Oils on canvass from Life

Birthplace: Stockton, CA

Associated periods or movements: Contempary Art

Nationality: American, Mexican and Seedish Decent

Art Forms: Oils on canvass

Franz Kline is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Abstract Expressionist Artists
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Franz Kline


Franz Kline was an American painter born in Pennsylvania. He is mainly associated with the abstract expressionist movement of the 1940s and 1950s. Kline, along with other action painters like Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell and Lee Krasner, as well as other poets, dancers, and ...more

Artworks: Le Gros, Chief, Painting Number 2, Untitled, Lehigh V Span, + more

Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: Abstract expressionism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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